Until now, I used to believe that “we get what we deserve” or ” we get as per our efforts” but after my recent readings, I have got more insight on this subject and that seems nearer to my real life experience.
If we analyse our life, we will find that most often, we don’t get exactly what we want or what we deserve, but We mostly get what we Expect.
Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich, once said, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
In fact, the mind is such a powerful instrument, it can deliver to you literally everything you want. But you first have to believe that what you want is possible. And belief is a choice. It is simply a thought you choose to think over and over until it becomes automatic.
Scientists used to believe that humans responded to information flowing into the brain from the outside world. But today, they’re learning instead that we respond to what the brain, on the basis of previous experience, expects to happen next.
Why does the brain work this way? Neuropsychologists who study expectancy theory say it’s because we spend our whole lives becoming conditioned. Through a lifetime’s worth of events, our brain actually learns what to expect next-whether it eventually happens that way or not. And because our brain expects something will happen a certain way, we often achieve exactly what we anticipate.
This is Why it’s so important to hold positive expectations in your mind. When you replace your old negative expectations with more positive ones-when you begin to believe that what you want is possible-your brain will actually take over the job of accomplishing that possibility for you. Better than that, your brain will actually expect to achieve that outcome.